Briefs – July 13

Published Jul 10, 2013 at 6:02 am (Updated Jul 5, 2013 at 2:53 pm)

New trail section to open July 13

The Montour Trail Council (MTC) will celebrate the grand opening of a new bridge and 0.8 miles of trail in South Park Township beginning at 1 p.m. July 13. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Congressman Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, and South Park Township officials are scheduled to participate.

The new scenic segment along Piney Fork Creek, from Triphammer Road to Piney Fork Road, includes a 115-foot truss bridge over the Piney Fork stream. The bridge was refurbished and finished with a wooden deck by volunteers. Originally built in 1920, the structure was used as a footbridge for workers at a Monessen steel mill before being acquired by the MTC.

The ceremony will take place at the new Triphammer Road trailhead near the bridge. Parking at the event site is limited. Attendees are encouraged to walk or bike to the event from other Montour Trailheads, such as those at Piney Fork Road, Brownsville Road Extension and Stewart Road.

Following the ribbon cutting, light refreshments will be served. MTC president Dennis Pfeiffer and government envoy Ned Williams will discuss trail improvements, including progress in restoring the nearby Library Viaduct over Route 88.

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CGH receives donation for outreach program

On July 8, representatives from Northwest Bancorp, Inc. Charitable Foundation presented Canonsburg General Hospital with a check for $10,000 for use in its community outreach program.

CGH maintains a strong commitment to providing services and support to the community. One example is Project Healthy Children (PHC), designed to educate school-aged children about various health issues. Operating for more than a decade, PHC includes nurse educators who present programs to students K-12 on the importance of nutrition and exercise.

Northwest Bancorp, Inc. Charitable Foundation, based in Warren, Pa., has been a champion of building strong communities where it operates. The foundation is affiliated with Northwest Savings Bank.

Dog Grooming Seminar

Certified IPG Master Groomer and obedience trainer DeAnne Orive, owner of Grand Slam Grooming, Inc., will teach you how to comb, rake or brush your specific breed, how to best clean the dog’s ears, eyes and teeth and how to cut or grind your dog’s nails at a seminar from 1-4 p.m. July 14 at Keystone Canine Training Club, Baldwin Borough.

Cost is $30 to non-members of the club and $25 for members. One dog per student; only 10 students will be accepted. To register, visit

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